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Asociación Técnica de Diarios Latinoamericanos
Boletín Semanal junio 23, 2019

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Primera GEOMAN e de manroland-goss en operación

The Siegener Zeitung – founded in 1823 – is the first publishing house to start production with the new GEOMAN e:line. The press was designed to the individual needs and economics of the newspaper house. With numerous configurations available, the GEOMAN e:line can be upgraded and retrofitted at a later stage. This allows manroland Goss to offer its customers long-term, flexible and future-proof solutions.

The new GEOMAN e:line series was developed with a special focus on profitability: Short make-ready times and efficient inline control systems for automated quality control during production make the press ideal for medium-sized printing houses like Siegener Zeitung. Furthermore the GEOMAN e:line is characterized by low overall investment costs and low operating expenses during its long lifespan.

With its high-quality coldset inking units and folding performance, the GEOMAN e:line stands for excellent production quality and reliability. The cylinder arrangement of the press enables parallel upgrading, high speed, and uncompromising printing quality with low start-up waste. The IDCµ ink density control system from manroland Goss, especially developed for newspaper presses, ensures consistently superior production, with low waste and long-term consistency for operating personnel.

Besides an attractive price-to-performance ratio, the GEOMAN e:line’s customized equipment configuration is of paramount value to The Siegener Zeitung. Having a flexible printing press that can meet all requirements is particularly important, especially when producing 4 local editions 6 days a week with a daily circulation of up to 50,000 copies. The newspapers Siegerländer and Sauerländer Wochenanzeiger run twice a week from the operation at The Siegener Zeitung, with a total weekly circulation of 370,000 copies. Additionally, the publication and printing of 5 telephone books and the production of various brochure supplements (some in special formats such as Super-Panorama) create a demand for format flexibility.

”Thanks to the high performance of the GEOMAN e:line, production with two sections is now much more economical with only one section. In addition to excellent printing quality, customers can also benefit from advantages such as energy savings and minimal waste with the e:line," explains Wolfgang Hiesinger – Product Manager at manroland Goss.

The addition of the first GEOMAN e:line to Sigener Zeitung creates the opportunity for manroland Goss to become a reliable partner, offering the Company’s full range of technological advances in efficiencies, production flexibility, and scalability for future needs in newspaper printing.

El programa Fujifilms PLATESENSE se alista para revolucionar el negocio de impresión litográfica en Europa

With aluminium prices at historic highs and printers seeking to economise where they can, Fujifilm has designed a radical new business process that allows printers to effectively administer or even outsource their plate production. Now, following a successful trial in the UK, Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE initiative is set to revolutionise the pre-press process for printers throughout Europe. Litho printers across the region will now have the option of either reducing overall administration or allowing Fujifilm to help manage the plate production process so that they can concentrate on running their businesses with maximum efficiency.

Under this innovative new programme, Fujifilm delivers plates to customers when they need them, along with all associated CTP equipment and consumables, while also managing waste and aluminium collection (helping to protect printers from plate price increases) and providing comprehensive processor maintenance, service and support. Extra services can also be rolled in, including options such as an upgrade to Fujifilm’s industry-leading XMF Workflow solution and even the management of pre-press personnel.

All of this adds up to a simple, all-inclusive plate price which will see operational costs and labour reduced or freed up as Fujifilm helps to take the hassle away from managing the plate production process. This leaves offset printers to concentrate on running their businesses, and allows them to benefit from potential productivity improvements and operational cost savings. The programme offers an invaluable helping hand to boost profitability in a very challenging market.

PLATESENSE is based around Fujifilm’s Superia range of processless and low-chemistry plates, meaning the company can offer a competitive, high quality solution for any application. When considered in combination, not only will printers benefit from the higher performance and consequent resource saving benefits these plates already bring, they will be able to simplify their entire plate production process and reduce operational costs as well.

Chris Broadhurst, Head of Offset Solutions, Fujifilm Graphic Systems EMEA says: “Despite the drive to digital, and the rapid advances in digital print technology which Fujifilm is helping to drive forward, offset print output continues to be much higher than digital output globally. Though this will continue to change over time, the importance of innovation in offset print processes is hugely important. Fujifilm has long had a reputation for helping offset printers boost profitability through the unrivalled performance and durability of its Superia plate range. Our new PLATESENSE programme takes this to another level altogether, introducing an entirely new business model. It has proven its potential, having been successfully trialled in the UK, and having already helped to boost the profitability of a number of businesses in that market. We’re hugely excited now to have the opportunity to deliver the same time and cost savings to new and existing customers throughout Europe, and on a scale they would never have thought possible.”

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